fi-compass news

March 2016
Estonia launches new rural development loan funds
    Europe's first EAFRD financial instrument in 2014-2020 has now been launched by Estonia's Ministry of Rural Affairs. Estonia, ... Read the full story
fi-compass events help to build knowhow in using financial instruments
The fi-compass seminar series is continuing to attract a wide range of participants who are interested in learning about financial ... Read the full story
Promoting economically viable financial instruments for public infrastructure
European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) programmes can use financial instruments to develop public infrastructure projects that ... Read the full story
Expanding the outreach of fi-compass online advisory services
A number of channels are used to raise awareness about the fi-compass advisory services and online communication continues to ... Read the full story
Assessing the value added of loan funds in the agricultural sector - Interview with Szilvia Bencze on Hungary’s programming in 2014-2020
Szilvia Bencze works at the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture and she presented her managing authority’s experience with financial ... Read the full story
Financial instruments for SMEs are a top priority for fi-compass stakeholders
As part of the ongoing actions to ensure that fi-compass remains aligned with stakeholders’ needs, a user survey was carried out ... Read the full story
Fisheries support through financial instruments: latest fi-compass video focuses on the EMFF
Financial instruments for Europe’s fisheries sector are the focus of a new video released by fi-compass. It features perspectives ... Read the full story
New Guidance note about interest and other gains generated by European Structural & Investment Funds support paid to financial instrument (Article 43 Common Provisions Regulation)
A new European Commission Guidance note has been published to clarify how Member States should deal with interest or other gains ... Read the full story
Improving understanding about EU finance for business
Business support for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) remains a common focus for the Member States’ financial instruments. ... Read the full story
Flagship fi-compass events spotlight opportunities for financial instruments in the European Social Fund
Two high level events were organised by fi-compass earlier this month to raise awareness about opportunities for financial ... Read the full story
Targeted coaching on rural development financial instruments gets under way
Targeted coaching for the relevant Member State managing authorities on how best to use financial instrument possibilities available ... Read the full story
Member States seminar series: Hungary
Picture: Tamás Karsai, Ministry of National Economy, Hungary On 10 March 2016, financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were ... Read the full story
Member States seminar series: Poland
Picture: Marta Leśniak, Regional Operational Programmes Department, Ministry of Economic Development, Poland; Agata Matusiak, European ... Read the full story
Member States seminar series: Germany
Picture: Ulrike Schreckenberger, Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany     Financial instruments delivering ESI Funds ... Read the full story
February 2016
Member States seminar series: United Kingdom
Picture: Roger Evans, Deputy Mayor of London Financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were discussed at a seminar on 18 February in ... Read the full story
Hungary and UK host fi-compass workshops for microcredit providers
Hungary and UK host fi-compass workshops for microcredit providers Two new workshops are being organised under the Employment and ... Read the full story
New guidelines on combining European Structural and Investment Funds with the EFSI
The Juncker Commission’s top priority is to get Europe growing again and to increase the number of jobs without creating new debt. The ... Read the full story
Promoting financial instruments to final recipients: Lithuania’s Entrepreneurship Promotion Fund
Capacity building through knowledge exchange is an important part of the fi-compass mandate. This includes identifying and ... Read the full story
New fi-compass advice on microfinance instruments
Microfinance instruments can be useful for supporting microenterprises, unemployed workers, and citizens suffering from disadvantages. By ... Read the full story
Microfinance under the European Social Fund (ESF)
Picture: Stefan De Keersmaecker, DG EMPL, European Commission On 3 February 2016, fi-compass organised a workshop on ... Read the full story